A Baroque Fable

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Berkley, 1986 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Accompanied by his bored sister, Princess Felicia, Prince Andre of a Alabaster-on-Gelasta embarks on his first dragon hunt, but his intended quarry is not really a dragon, but rather a serving girl enchanted by her employer, Alfreida the witch

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

This is a strange little story - part fairy tale, part satire, part fantasy spoof. The beginning was excellent, and the villain scary. But it quickly downgraded into odd yet boring story. The scary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caitlinefa - LibraryThing

Far-off places, (somewhat) daring sword fights and a prince (and a bored princess) in disguise?! I'm a fan of Yarbro's Saint-Germain works and was excited to pick up this vampire-less novel of hers ... Read full review


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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was born in Berkeley, California on September 15, 1942. She graduated from San Francisco State College in 1963 and worked as a demographic cartographer until becoming a full-time writer in 1970. She writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels including Time of the Fourth Horseman, To the High Redoubt, Spider Glass, Arcane Wisdome, and The Saint-Germain Cycle series. She has received several awards including a Life Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association in 2009 and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 2014. In 1997, the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on her.

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